|Structure of the Tipitaka|
(The Book of Pairs)
Yamaka is the sixth book of Abhidhamma. This book is in ten chapters, each dealing with a particular topic of Buddhist teaching: Roots(Mula), Aggregates(Khanda), Bases(Ayatana), Elements(Dhatu), Truths(Sacca/Satya), Formations(Sankhara/Sanskara), Latent States(Anusaya), Consciousness(Citta/Chitta) , Phenomena(Dhamma) and Sense Faculties(Indriya). The treatment is by way of questions and answers: Is X Y? But is Y X? This pairing of converse questions gives the book its name, which means "pair" in Pali. In addition to the identity questions above, the main types are:
For a person (and/or in a place) that X arises/arose/will arise/cease, does/did/will Y ... ? Does a person who understands X understand Y?
Download/View English Translation Edit
The following .pdf files contains all above chapters, click to open then save the .pdf files:
File:Yamaka 1-5.pdf -- First Five Chapters i.e. 1.Mula-Yamaka,2.Khanda-Yamaka,3.Ayatana-Yamaka,4.Dhatu-Yamaka,5.Sacca-Yamaka
File:6.Yamaka Sankhara.pdf--Chapter 6. Sankhara Yamaka
File:7.Yamaka Anusaya.pdf--Chapter 7. Anusaya Yamaka
File:8.Yamaka citta.pdf--Chapter 8. Citta Yamaka
File:9.Yamaka Dhamma.pdf--Chapter 9. Dhamma Yamaka
File:10.Yamaka Indriya.pdf--Chapter 10. Indriya Yamaka
File:Yamaka 1.pdf -- PTS Version of Yamaka containing first 5 chapters-Mula,Khanda,Ayatana,Dhatu & Sacca Yamaka
File:Yamaka 2.pdf -- Another Copy of Ch-5:Sacca-Yamaka
Original Pali Version Edit
Click the link below to access the original Yamaka files in Pali language, the language spoken by Buddha.